Rays Sting Jays 5-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 11:07 PM CDT
Rays Sting Jays 5-4
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher A.J. Burnett catches the ball as Tampa Bay Rays Eric Hinske rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during sixth inning baseball action in Toronto.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Andy Sonnanstine won his fourth straight start, Eric Hinske homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Blue Jays 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping Toronto's five-game winning streak. Sonnanstine (5-1) allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings, becoming the fastest five-game winner in Tampa Bay's 11-year history. He walked one and struck out two.

Sonnanstine is 4-0 against American League East opponents and has not lost since April 9 against Seattle. He has a 2.45 ERA in his past four starts. Dan Wheeler worked the seventh and eighth while Troy Percival pitched the ninth for his seventh save. The Rays broke a three-game losing streak, while the Blue Jays lost for the first time since April 30 at Boston. (More baseball stories.)

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